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Africa and Indian Ocean Vacation Packages

Once described as an unknown and mysterious “dark continent,” Africa now provides an amazing variety of travel opportunities for tourists from around the world.

Modern Africa attracts adventurers, photographers, hunters, history fans and everyday people. See majestic animals, cultural wonders, chocolate plantations, scenic landscapes, beaches and fascinating cities across Africa’s vast continent.

Inland savannahs welcome visitors wishing to see the “big five” animals in the wild: Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros. Join a legal safari to shoot big game in Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa and other countries. Alternatively, “shoot” the animals with only a camera. In addition, find giraffes, ibex, zebra and many more fascinating animals not common on other continents outside zoos.

Visit Tanzania to see the majestic mountain that inspired Ernest Hemingway to write The Snows of Kilimanjaro. If you have the skills, enjoy a memorable experience climbing to the peak. For something at lower elevation, explore South Africa’s Wild Coast or Namibia’s Fish River Canyon.

In Morocco, tour beautiful Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca and visit casbahs, medinas and souks across the country. Leave Marrakech for a four-wheel drive tour of the Atlas Mountains or ride camels into the endless sands of the Sahara Desert and sleep at an oasis under the stars.

Africa produces much of the world’s supply of cocoa beans. Tour chocolate farms in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and other areas. Appreciate the cultures of these developing countries, some with French influence and language.

South Africa, once a British colony, presents a Western influence. The country has proudly overcome its historic apartheid past and now celebrates the fascinating mix of British and indigenous cultures. Numerous sites celebrate Nelson Mandela, the South African leader who toiled for years, inside and out of prison, to help the nation abolish forced racial segregation and implement equal rights for all citizens. Enjoy glorious views from Table Mountain to Cape Town’s rugged ocean shores.

Madagascar, an island off Africa’s eastern coast, truly is a land of fascinating creatures, with flying foxes, tenrecs and more than a dozen types of lemurs. Don’t miss the Tsingy Rouge, red stone formations rising from the ground. Snorkel and dive in the Indian Ocean waters off Nosy Be.

Other Indian Ocean islands offer resort-style vacations. Visit the Maldives for endless white sands and clear waters. Explore some of the more than 100 islands of the Seychelles to find your favorite private shoreline. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Mauritius and venture inland to hike and tour botanical gardens and nature reserves.

An old story relates how three blind men describe an elephant. One touching the trunk declares it a tree branch, another touching the leg thinks it is a pillar, while the third touches the tail and imagines a rope. Africa resembles this elephant, offering a great variety of experiences for amazingly diverse visits. Tailor your first African trip to match your primary interest and return many times to see other fascinating areas you’ve missed.


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Hotel On St Georges
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2018
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Hotel On St Georges

Hotel On St Georges

Cnr Riebeeck and St. Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    3.8 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Upgrade/renovations of hotel was promised for the future. Some lifts were a problem; one lift couldn't stop on the basement floor and another lift was stuck on the 12th floor. All-in-all, we had a nice stay, for overnight accommodation

    Taj Cape Town ¥10,616
    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019
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    Taj Cape Town

    Taj Cape Town

    1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      4.7 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Centrally located, visually attractive, floor plan great, all systems functioning as expected.

      Riad Hannah ¥3,129
      Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019
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      Riad Hannah

      Riad Hannah

      Derb Assabane 28, Riad larousse, Marrakech
         
        3.0 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Wish there was air conditioning, what I did like was the staff and how helpful they were .

        Hilton Nairobi ¥9,762
        Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019
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        Hilton Nairobi

        Hilton Nairobi

        Mama Ngina Street, Po Box 30624, Nairobi
           
          3.6 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          I loved the staff. They were very helpful and supportive in my unique condition with my family. They were super friendly and always available when needed.

          Angsana Riads Collection Morroco ¥12,939
          Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019
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          Angsana Riads Collection Morroco

          Angsana Riads Collection Morroco

          N 1-2-4 Derb Abbes El Fassi, Riad Zitoun Jdid - Medina, Marrakech
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            We were very happy with our riad and room, close to everything we wanted to see and a lovely building and great staff. It’s a little worrying when you book with angsana riad collection as you don’t know which riad you will be allocated but they listened to my requests and placed us in the correct ...

            The Sarova Stanley ¥10,382
            Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019
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            The Sarova Stanley

            The Sarova Stanley

            Corner of Kenyatta Ave. and Kimathi St., Nairobi
               
              4.4 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              It is a traditional old hotel that haven’t Had any renovations. The rooms are nice, but mine smell food

              Les Jardins De La Koutoubia ¥21,013
              Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019
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              Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

              Les Jardins De La Koutoubia

              26 Rue De La Koutoubia, Marrakech
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location, lovely old building and fabulous staff

                Le Riad Monceau ¥17,248
                Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019
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                Le Riad Monceau

                Le Riad Monceau

                7/8 Derb Chaabane-Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Marrakech
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  A lovely property in a lovely location. My only grip was we didn’t have a shower and the water in both the bath and the sink didn’t drain away. The water also would change temperature regularly throughout having a hand held shower.

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